Man facing drug charges after short foot chase in Rochester

Rochester police say 36-year-old Antonio Howard, of Rochester, was pulled over during a traffic stop in the 600 block of 15th Ave. SE around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Posted: Nov 7, 2017 12:35 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2017 2:25 PM

Rochester, Minn. – A man who was being taken into custody fled on foot before being taken down after running about a block and a half.
Rochester police say 36-year-old Antonio Howard, of Rochester, was pulled over during a traffic stop in the 600 block of 15th Ave. SE around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
An officer detected a strong smell of marijuana and found a bag with .6 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids and 45 grams of real marijuana.
Howard is facing charges for fourth-degree sales of a controlled substance in a park zone, fifth-degree possession of marijuana, sale of synthetic cannabinoids, traffic violations and fleeing on foot.
Howard also had about $800 in cash on him that was seized.

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